On September 22nd, 1862, Lincoln promised to sign an Emancipation Proclamation on New Year's Day. "All persons," Lincoln wrote, "held as slaves within any State in rebellion shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free." But abolitionists were unsure whether he would keep his promise.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.